Ludhiana: Inmate kills another in Central Jail for ‘sacrifice’

Ludhiana Central Jail Murder

, August 24

In a bizarre case, a convict lodged in Central jail killed another murder-convict in the same jail for superstitious reason. The deceased has been identified as Sanjiv Kumar (28), who was lodged in jail in connection with a murder case that took place at Salem Tabri.

The killer has been identified as Arun Kumar (32). He is lodged in jail in a murder that took place at Sarabha Nagar in 2012. He told the police that he is a devout follower of Goddess Kali. He said last night the Goddess came in his dream and demanded a human sacrifice. He also told the police that he had no personal enmity with Sanjiv Kumar.

The incident took place around 7am. Arun after reading a “path” (holy book lesson) in the morning entered the barrack of Sanjiv who was asleep. Arun smashed a brick repeatedly on the head of Sanjiv killing him on the spot. The jail guards rushed to the barrack and were shocked to find Sanjiv lying dead in a pool of blood. SP Khanna, Jail Superintendent, said the police had been informed and higher officials have also been intimated about the incident.

ACP Saurav Jindal said that the accused has confessed to committing the murder and also stated a story of human sacrifice. “We are verifying the matter and are in the process of registering the case,” he said.